Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

From The Culinary Couple | Source The Perfect Scoop

Make 1 quart.


  • 2 cups heavy cream, divided
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Combine 1 cup cream with sugar and salt in a medium saucepan. Scrape seeds from the vanilla bean into the pan and drop in the whole vanilla pod. Heat over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until sugar is dissolved. Remove the mixture from heat and stir in remaining 1 cup of cream, milk, and vanilla extract.
  2. Cover and refrigerate until mixture is well chilled. Remove vanilla bean before churning. Freeze in an ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions.